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Cowboy builder was supposed to bring 'dream homes' but left a trail of destruction

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A trader carried out unsafe work and deceived customers by promising 'dream homes and gardens' but leaving destruction behind him.

Brett Grundy, 43, used online aggregator sites to promote his work but used fake profiles to give himself five-star reviews.

The profiles have since been removed and Grundy has been jailed for 20 months and banned from working as a sole trader for seven years, Preston Crown Court heard.

After customers complained to Grundy, he sent them threatening and abusive messages, including labelling two men as paedophiles and leaving one woman so distraught that she attempted suicide, Lancs Live reports. Read more: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community One building surveyor for Blackpool Council labelled Grundy's work as "not even basic DIY standard".

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